Jaw Works & Behind a Dead Tree on the Shore

by chik white

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"Two sets of music by Chik White, an alias of Darcy Spidle, whose Nova Scotia-based Divorce Records has been slinging LPs of sonic bemusement since 1999. Jaw Works is made up of solo jaw harp performances, wringing mesmerizing detail from variations in rhythm and tempo, while achieving a wide variety of barely believable, almost synthesized-sounding timbres. Behind A Dead Tree On The Shore also features the jaw harp, albeit in concert with the North Atlantic Ocean, which inspired the more minimal, rhythmic pieces performed on the shore. Organic and personal, this is folk music created by a single person in his environment, using the most basic of musical tools." Notice Recordings
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chik white West Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia

For over a decade, Nova Scotia artist Darcy Spidle has used the moniker chik white for various art projects. His latest efforts centre around the jaw harp, a pancultural, ancient instrument steeped in mystical allure. Inspired by sound poetry,
noise, improvisation, Dada, mediation and nature, chik white's harp explorations aim to conjure visceral experiences through aural minimalism.
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